Jisho

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11 strokes
Radical:
jade (king) 玉 (王)
Parts:
logic, arrangement, reason, justice, truth
Kun:
ことわり
On:
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 2
JLPT level N4
86 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 理 【リ】 reason, principle, logic, general principle (as opposed to individual concrete phenomenon), (in neo-Confucianism) the underlying principles of the cosmos
  • 理由 【リユウ】 reason, pretext, motive
  • 推理 【スイリ】 reasoning, inference, deduction, mystery or detective genre
  • 合理 【ゴウリ】 rationality

Kun reading compounds

  • 理り 【ことわり】 reason, truth, way of things, justice

Readings

Japanese names:
あや、 おさむ、 さと、 さとる、 ただ、 ただし、 とおる、 に、 のり、 ひ、 まこと、 まさ、 まさし、 まろ、 みち、 よし
Chinese:
li3
Korean:
ri

Spanish

  • lógica
  • razón
  • preparar

Portuguese

  • lógica
  • arranjo
  • razão
  • justiça
  • verdade

French

  • logique
  • principe
  • raison
  • justice
  • vérité
333 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
239 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
220 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
95 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
2942 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
104 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
217 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
1361 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
3.17 Japanese for Busy People
143 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
143 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
241 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1321 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
1220 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
659 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
881 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
271 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21014 Morohashi
970 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3644 New Nelson (John Haig)
265 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
283 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
59 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
212 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
3172 2001 Kanji
4f7.1 The Kanji Dictionary
1-4-7 SKIP code
1611.4 Four corner code
45-93 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7406 Unicode hex code

5 strokes
Radical:
field
Parts:
wherefore, a reason
Kun:
よしよ.る
On:
ユウユイ
Jōyō kanji, taught in grade 3
JLPT level N3
325 of 2500 most used kanji in newspapers

Speed

Stroke order

On reading compounds

  • 由来 【ユライ】 origin, source, history, derivation, reason, destiny
  • 由緒 【ユイショ】 history, pedigree, lineage
  • 来由 【ライユ】 origin, cause
  • 因由 【インユ】 cause
  • 事由 【ジユウ】 reason, cause
  • 海洋自由 【カイヨウジユウ】 freedom of the sea
  • 由緒 【ユイショ】 history, pedigree, lineage
  • 由緒正しい 【ユイショタダシイ】 having an ancient and honorable origin

Kun reading compounds

  • 由 【よし】 reason, significance, cause, piece of information that one has heard, I hear that ..., it is said that ...
  • 由ありげ 【よしありげ】 meaningful, suggestive, seeming to be with a history, seeming to be with circumstances that are hard to explain
  • 候由 【そうろうよし】 I hear that ...
  • 因る 【よる】 to be due to, to be caused by, to depend on, to turn on, to be based on, to come from, to be based at (a location, an organization), to be headquartered at

Readings

Chinese:
you2
Korean:
yu

Spanish

  • razón
  • significado
  • causa

Portuguese

  • porquanto
  • por conseguinte
  • uma razão

French

  • c'est pourquoi
  • raison
  • cause
  • origine
  • grave
325 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese (Florence Sakade)
421 A Guide To Reading and Writing Japanese 3rd edition (Henshall, Seeley and De Groot)
399 A Guide To Remembering Japanese Characters (Kenneth G. Henshall)
376 A New Dictionary of Kanji Usage
89 Classic Nelson (Andrew Nelson)
297 Essential Kanji (P.G. O’Neill)
739 Japanese Kanji Flashcards (Max Hodges and Tomoko Okazaki)
186 Japanese Names (P.G. O’Neill)
363 Kanji and Kana (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
364 Kanji and Kana, 2nd Edition (Spahn and Hadamitzky)
623 Kanji in Context (Nishiguchi and Kono)
1333 Kodansha Compact Kanji Guide
4311 Kodansha Kanji Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2181 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
2935 Kodansha Kanji Learner’s Dictionary, 2nd Edition (Jack Halpern)
1114 Les Kanjis dans la tete (Yves Maniette)
21724 Morohashi
3499 New Japanese English Character Dictionary (Jack Halpern)
3724 New Nelson (John Haig)
1105 Remembering The Kanji (James Heisig)
1186 Remembering The Kanji, 6th edition (James Heisig)
134 The Kanji Way to Japanese Language Power (Dale Crowley)
261 Tuttle Kanji Cards (Alexander Kask)
1676 2001 Kanji
0a5.35 The Kanji Dictionary
4-5-2 SKIP code
5060.0 Four corner code
45-19 JIS X 0208-1997 kuten code
7531 Unicode hex code